Beauty and the Beach: 6 Suits that Wow Under the Sun

Perhaps you’re one of the lucky ones planning a beach vacation to escape from the cold winter months. Or, maybe you’re just ready for summer to hit. Regardless of the reason, now is a great time to be shopping for this season’s swimwear – and this year, there are some pretty great trends we think you should know about.

So sit back, relax, and dream about long days spent on the beach while checking out six of the hottest styles for 2012:

Sunny and chic – Bold and sunny is in this year. Some of the hottest colors include citrus green, sunset orange, coral, fuchsia, cobalt and aqua.


Fringe is IN – First, fringe hit scarves and jackets, but now it’s hot on swimsuits too. For a beach-like, bohemian feel, shop for a suit or cover-up with fringe detailing. And, we have good news for ladies who are small chested. The fringe look will give you a little extra “oomph” on top.


Get fancy with lace and crochet – Feel feminine with this year’s crochet and lace trend. During 2012, you’ll find plenty of swimsuits and cover ups that feature these materials for an amazing look.


Sexy smocking…and belts – Another popular characteristic of this year’s suits is smocking. And it’s not just in cover-ups. Shop for one- and two-pieces that feature smocking that’s guaranteed to flatter your figure. Belts are another popular addition that help hide stomachs, define boyish figures, and better define the midsection of taller women.


Patterns, patterns, and more patterns – Say goodbye to drab colors and hello to beautiful patterns. Some of this year’s hottest include:


  • Tribal – These suits are inspired by Native American patterns and give you an instant bohemian look.
  • Python – This season’s suits feature the popular animal print – but designers were especially focused on the snake-like python pattern.
  • Animal print with bold colors – You’ll also see plenty of animal print (like leopard and cheetah), outlined with bright, bold colors.

Stunning silhouettes – Which style is hot this year? The short answer: Many. You’ll find bandeau and one-shoulder tops, hipster bottoms, and some suits with several types of fabric on the top for an interesting look. You’ll also find tankinis and one-pieces with the push up and padding that ladies are looking for.


There’s a lot to look forward to during 2012, starting with these sexy swimsuits. No matter what your body type is, you’re sure to find something stunning for the summer months using one of the above trends.




About the Author:

Cindy Prosser modeled swimwear in her pre-baby life…now that she’s a part time freelance writer and full time mom, she currently prefers writing about swimwear vs. traipsing about in it. Thankfully, there are many styles to fit many different (and ever-changing) body types. During her only quiet time of the day (nap time!), Cindy enjoys writing about swimwear from Bare Necessities and saving money with the Bare Necessities coupon.  Like us on Facebook for sales and more!